Thomas Mann Joseph in Egypt

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Joseph in Egypt

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Joseph in Egypt, in Two Volumes (Joseph and His Brothers Part III [3])
Two hardcover volumes. vi, 369; [370]-664, [4] pp. 8vo. "Joseph and His Brothers (Joseph und seine Brüder) is a four-part novel by Thomas Mann, published over the course of 16 years. Mann retells the familiar stories of Genesis, from Jacob to Joseph (chapters 27-50). Mann considered it his greatest work. Mann sets the story in the 14th century BC and makes Akhenaten the pharaoh who makes Joseph his vice-regent. Joseph is aged 28 at the ascension of Akhenaton which would mean he was born in ca. 1380 BC in standard Egyptian chronology, and Jacob in the mid 1420s BC. Other contemporary rulers mentioned include Tushratta and Suppiluliuma. A dominant topic of the novel is Mann's exploration of the status of mythology and his presentation of the Late Bronze Age mindset with regard to mythical truths and the emergence of monotheism. Events of the story of Genesis are frequently associated and identified with other mythic topics. Central is the notion of underworld and the mythical descent to the underworld. Jacob's sojourn in Mespotamia (hiding from the wrath of Esau) is paralleled with Joseph's life in Egypt (exiled by the jealousy of his brothers), and on a smaller scale his captivity in the well, are further identified with the "hellraid" of Inanna-Ishtar-Demeter, the Mesopotamian Tammuz myth, the Jewish Babylonian captivity as well as the Harrowing of Hell of Jesus Christ. Abraham is repeatedly presented as the man who "discovered God" (a Hanif, or discoverer of monotheism). Jacob as Abraham's heir is charged with further elaborating this discovery. Joseph is surprised to find Akhenaten on the same path (although Akhenaten is not the "right person" for the path), and Joseph's success with the pharaoh is largely due to the latter's sympathy for "Abrahamic" theology. Such a connection of (proto-)Judaism and Atenism had been suggested before Mann, and notably just before Mann began w...

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